Former Nigeria’s Vice President, Atiku Abubakar says insinuations of corruption and allegations of corruption levelled against him were the handiwork of his political adversaries bent on denting his image as he has never been convicted of corruption.
Abubakar was in Lagos on Monday where he briefed newsmen, saying that “I have not been charged of corruption, I am the most investigated Nigerian today. All these investigations revealed nothing, so it is a question of perception. I am capable of running a corruption free economy.
“Corruption can always be tackled by deploying political will and building institutions to deal with corruption. There has been no administration that has done that in the country better than our administration.”
“According to him, “we set up all the anti-corruption institutions to deal with corruption. They may not be perfect but the fact that we set up these institutions to deal with corruption is an effort we made to deal with the issue of corruption. During our period, many people were charged in court for corruption than any other administration.
“Then again, the records have to be put right that with the draft of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC), what we wanted was a tougher EFCC than what the National Assembly approved, they watered